A vinyl record maker came across this old Kelowna album and has a great idea

Have you heard of The Country Happy Gang from Kelowna?
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KELOWNA - Scott Gibson has embarked on one of the most cheerful sounding missions to ever hit YouTube.

Gibson, whose company Sleepovers for Life makes small batch vinyl records, is an avid record collector who recently came across an odd and unique find — an album from the 70s by a band called The Country Happy Gang that was based in Kelowna.

“When I found this record I was really curious — who were these people who put out a vinyl record in 1974 in Kelowna, which was a fairly small town at the time?” he said, in a YouTube video posted this week by Anthony David Creative.

“What was the process, who were the people who did it and where are they now?”

Armed with those questions, he and his team have set out with the objective to find some, if not all, of the members of this band and hopefully hear their story.

“If any of these musicians are still living in Kelowna, I’d like to see them play a show… and possibly put out another record,” he said.

Do you know who Kelowna's The Country Happy Band members are? Lets help him find them! We will be sure to pass along any information. Email us at news@infonews.ca or hit the comments below. 

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